MMA News and Notes
Oct 8, 2010 - by Alex Peredo
~ One-time UFC fighter Chris Liguori (11-8 MMA, 0-0 BFC) takes on fellow lightweight Eduard Guedes (6-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC) at Bellator 33: Alvarez vs. Huerta on October 21 & airing on Fox Sports Net.
~ Lightweight Edward Faaloloto (2-0 MMA, 0-0 WEC) has signed with the World Extreme Cagefighting organization. While fighting for the X-1 organization in his home state of Hawaii, the Honolulu-based fighter picked up a decision win over Taylor Cochran and a submission win over Justin Babbs. Neither opponent has posted a pro victory.
~ Former Sengoku featherweight champion Masanori Kanehara (15-7-5 MMA, 3-2 SRC) has been added to this month’s World Victory Road Sengoku Raiden Championship 15 event. He takes on Doo Ho Choi (5-1 MMA, 1-0 SRC), officials today announced. Sengoku Raiden Championship 15 takes place Oct. 30 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo and airs via HDNet in North America. Kanehara hasn’t fought since losing his title to Marlon Sandro at Sengoku Raiden Championship 13 in June.
~ Yves Jabouin (14-6 MMA, 0-2 WEC) vs. Brandon Visher (13-1 MMA, 1-1 WEC) is set for WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki on November 11. WEC 52 takes place at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, and the night’s main card airs on Versus. Jabouin vs. Visher in the featherweight division is slotted for the unaired preliminary card.
~ Former welterweight Dustin Hazelett (12-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC) is dropping to 155 pounds to fight Mark Bocek (8-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) at December’s UFC 124 event. UFC 124 takes place Dec. 11 at the Bell Centre in Montreal and features a welterweight title fight between current champion Georges St-Pierre and top contender Josh Koscheck. It’s unclear if Hazelett vs. Bocek will be part of the night’s pay-per-view main card.